Weekend Getaways

Skiing and Snowboarding Around Calgary (Family Fun Calgary)
Don’t Hibernate … Embrace the Winter! The Family Fun Guide to Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding In and Around Calgary

Snow sports like skiing and snowboarding are a big part of winter life in the Calgary area and many families are excited to get their little snow bunnies on the slopes almost as soon as they’re able to walk. The ski hills and resorts in Southern Alberta are happy to accommodate
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Badlands Amphitheatre
Canada’s Largest Outdoor Stage – The Badlands Amphitheatre

Did you know that Canada’s largest outdoor stage is just an hour and a half northeast of Calgary? You may already be familiar with Drumheller, Alberta as being the dinosaur capital of the world. The Royal Tyrrell Museum, opportunities to dig for fossils, great hiking and campgrounds make this a
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Waterton Boat Cruise (Family Fun Calgary)
Hey, Landlubbers! You’ll Love the Waterton Shoreline Boat Cruise

September 2018 The sun peered around the edge of a massive cloud casting the M. V. International in a warm afternoon glow. The motor rumbled below as the wind swirled our hair, nearly stealing our breath. One of my kids looked across the bench at me and beamed. There’s nothing
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Waterton Lakes National Park (Family Fun Calgary)
Make the Most of Alberta’s Beauty: Eat, Stay, and Play in Waterton Lakes National Park

September 2018 “Chicks and geese and ducks better scurry, when I take you out in the surrey, when I take you out in the surrey with the FRINGE on TOP!!”  All three kids were singing at the top of their lungs as they swerved and careened down the waterfront road
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Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel (Family Fun Calgary)
Sophisticated Luxury at the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel

January 2018 I’ve never been a morning person. When I had kids, well-meaning people told me I’d get used to the interminable sleepless nights. Well-meaning people are right much of the time (the years really do fly by, even while the days drag on), but they were wrong about this.
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Ski, Stay + Soak at Copper Point Resort

March 2017 This deal is too good not to share! From $130.00 per adult the Ski, Stay & Soak package includes your stay at the fabulous Copper Point Resort, two adult lift tickets at Panorama Mountain Resort and two Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pool Passes. With kids in tow, you
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Sleeping Buffalo Dining Room
The Sleeping Buffalo Delights with Deluxe Dining at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

January 2017 Nothing soothes cold Canadian bones quite like a soak in a hot tub followed up by a glass of wine in front of a crackling fire. When we pulled up to Banff’s Buffalo Mountain Lodge, with its oversized steaming outdoor hot tub and neatly stacked firewood waiting outside our
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Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays! One family's adventures during a holiday season staycation in downtown Calgary (Family Fun Calgary).
Make Merry in Your Own City – Explore Downtown Calgary During the Holidays!

December 2016 Traveling during the holiday season can be tough. With crowded airports, the already-challenging suitcase packing complicated by bulky gifts and the higher than usual chance of encountering delayed flights or snowy roads… it can all add up to frayed nerves and some less-than-festive feelings. Some families choose to forego this craziness altogether, even if
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Southern Alberta Winter Weekend Road Trips (Family Fun Canada)
Have Weekend, Will Travel: Southern Alberta Winter Road Trip Adventures

February 2016 Family road trips are not just for summer. Some of Southern Alberta’s best destinations lie within easy driving distance of Calgary and you can do lots of them in a weekend.  But where to go? We’re so glad you asked! High Times in the Rocky Mountains This area, which you
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Vernon: Libations, Sports, Fine Dining and a Spa Retreat in BC's Okanagan Valley (Family Fun Canada)
Yearnin’ to Return to Vernon, BC – For Some More of the Good Life

November 2015 Quick – name a city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley! You said “Kelowna”, right? I’m willing to bet most readers did; it’s what I would have said too. Given its central location and international airport, it’s not surprising that Kelowna is the best known city in this BC region and
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